History Day 2022

Each year, our 7th grade students compete in National History Day, Monterey County and we are proud of our students' accomplishments. We have had countless county winners, nine California state winners, and even a National History Day winner. But more importantly, we believe that History Day teaches our students research, time management, and study skills that prove invaluable in their road to success.

History Day is an exciting enrichment program that furthers students understanding of historical issues, ideas, people, and events. It is an academic adventure that provides teachers with an innovative teaching tool that fosters students' enthusiasm for learning. Students complete extensive research, critically analyze and develop historical conclusions, and present their interpretations in a critical yet creative forum. This yearlong academic adventure fosters students' enthusiasm for learning and their love for history.
History Day sparks critical thinking, and helps develop skills in research and analysis, writing, and public speaking. Students create original documentaries, exhibits, performances, research papers, or websites exploring a breadth of historical topics within an annual theme. After selecting a historical topic that relates to the annual theme, students conduct extensive research using libraries, archives, museums, and oral history interviews. All students gain interesting and even surprising insights that they could not have found in history books alone.

We invite you to peruse our students' projects. We believe you will be amazed at the depth of research and quality of their projects.

Monterey County History Day

Supported by their mentors, Forbes Keaton, John Schubert, and Stephanie Rosenbaum, our seventh grade All Saints students won a total of 19 special awards at this year's National History Day competition with the theme 'DEBATE & DIPLOMACY IN HISTORY'. 

10 students were County Winners, and two students received an Honorable Mention. Winners continued to National History Day – California.
Our 10 County Winners, James Archer, Christian Brown, Amy Cappo, Alijandro ElChaarani, Genevieve Hedges, William Keszler, Piper May, Donilo Shivers, Toni Stewart, William Stratton, were invited to represent All Saints and Monterey County at the California State competition on May 6-8, 2022 in Rocklin, California.

Links to individual documentaries and websites are coming shortly


Junior Historical Paper
Toni Stewart - County Winner
Junior Individual Documentary
James Archer - County Winner
Genevieve Hedges - County Winner
Piper May - County Winner
Junior Individual Exhibit
Amy Cappo - County Winner
Alijandro ElChaarani - County Winner
William Keszler - County Winner
Teagan Nguyen - Honorable Mention
Junior Individual Website
Christian Brown - County Winner
Donilo Shivers - County Winner
William Stratton - County Winner
Hayden King - Honorable Mention


Animal Welfare Award
The Debate Over Animal Testing - Janessa White
Arts in History Award
The Repatriation Debate: Will the Bust of Nefertiti Ever Get to Go Home? - Alijandro ElChaarani
Colonial Dames Award
The Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima - Aly Cappo
The Debate and Diplomacy of the Indian Removal Act: Is it still important? - William Stratton
Operation Babylift: The Debate of Evacuation of Vietnamese “Orphan” Children - Teagan Nguyen
Environmental History Award
The Endangered Species Act: To the Brink and Back - Genevieve Hedges
Family History Award
Operation Babylift: The Debate of Evacuation of Vietnamese “Orphan” Children - Teagan Nguyen
The Debate over Japanese American Reparations - Piper May
Medicine in History Award
The Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1920  - Hayden King
The Debate over Autism and the MMR Vaccine - Toni Stewart
Military History Award
The Yalta Conference and how it resulted in the Cold War - James Archer
Native American History Award
The Debate and Diplomacy of the Indian Removal Act: Is it Still Important? - William Stratton
Peace and Freedom Award
How the Berlin Wall was brought down with diplomacy & its effect on the Reunification of Germany - William Keszler
Sports in History Award
The Debate over Football Helmet Safety: Are they protecting the Players? - Christian Brown
How the Harlem Globetrotters Changed the NBA Forever 
- Paxton Dorey
Turning Points in History
The Cuban Missile Crisis: How Diplomacy Failed - Donilo Shivers
Should Professionals Athletes be allowed to be in the
- Tristan Robare
The Falkland War - Casey Boone
Women in History
Why Hasn’t the ERA Become the 38th Amendment? - Amy Cappo

All Saints Day School

8060 Carmel Valley Road
Carmel, CA 93923
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All Saints Day School, in Carmel, CA, is the only independent, private school on the Monterey Peninsula that focuses solely on educating students in Preschool through Grade 8, and has been doing so, with a reputation for excellence, since 1961.

All Saints Day School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, or sex in the administration of its educational and employment policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.